Suggestion for Paver stone steps?

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Old 09-06-12, 06:15 AM
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Suggestion for Paver stone steps?

I have a horrible front step that was built by the previous owner of the house and want to fix it. The main problem is the difference in height of the steps. The first step is 6" high which is fine, but the next step is 10" high. I'm thinking of possibly adding another step in between. I have 16" to work with, but 3 - 6" steps won't work. I'm willing to rip it all out an use other stones. Not willing to do concrete. I'm confused can someone help?
 
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Old 09-06-12, 06:46 AM
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Around 2000 in the US the code was revised so that 7 3/4" is the maximum allowable riser height I don't know Canadian codes but I assume they are similar. So, you are correct in planning to turn it into three steps. It's hard to guess the tread's depth from the photo but it does not look long enough to simply stick in another step. The whole stair will probably have to be rebuilt.
 
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Old 09-06-12, 07:19 AM
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If I add another step I will have to rip it all apart as the depth isn't deep enough. My steps would be 5.33" high each (16" Divided by 3). Anyone know if there is any sort of precast stones that have this height? All I see typically is around 7"
 
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Old 09-06-12, 08:38 AM
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5.33" is extremely specific. I know pavers do come in different thicknesses but I doubt you will be lucky enough to hit 5.3". For patios most that I use are 2 3/8" thick. I suppose you could mortar them together like bricks instead of dry stacking and let the mortar thickness make up the difference you need.
 
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